Taro Hirose

Griffins Endure Tough Start to December

December started on the wrong foot for the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Texas Stars came to town and swept both games in the two-game series. On Friday, the star defeated Grand Rapids 4-1. Kyle Criscuolo scored the Griffins only goal. Magnus Hellberg played a conditioning game for the Griffins and made 34 saves. On Saturday, […]

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Hirose leads Griffins in San Diego

Taro Hirose continues to lead Grand Rapids in scoring and, on Friday, scored three goals to help the Griffins earn one win during the week. On Wednesday, Rockford handed the Griffins a 5-1 loss during the 21st annual School Day Game in Grand Rapids. Joel L’Eserance scored the loan Griffins goal. The Griffins then traveled […]

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Berggren is Detroit’s Top Forward Prospect

Jonatan Berggren continued his excellent offensive play to help Grand Rapids win one out of three road games last week. The Griffins opened the week on Thursday morning with a 6-3 loss in Iowa. Berggren paced the Griffins with two power-play goals. Cross Hanas also scored for Grand Rapids. Both teams returned for a Friday […]

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Grand Rapids Griffins Weekly Report #3

Jonatan Berggren returned to the lineup and helped Grand Rapids earn a split of the weekend series in Texas. The Stars won the opening game on Saturday 5-2. The Griffins replied with a 4-3 victory on Sunday. Grand Rapids were without Matt Luff and Givani Smith, who were both recalled to play for Detroit. Luff […]

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Griffins Report: Czarnik scores hat trick in 8-5 win

Grand Rapids Griffins center Austin Czarnik scored three goals on Saturday, leading the Griffins to an 8-5 win over San Diego. The Griffins and Gulls split the two-game weekend series after San Diego defeated the Griffins 6-2 on Friday. The Griffins record is currently 1-1-0 after two games.  Player Preview: Austin Czarnik Austin Czarnik played two […]

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Red Wings Place Givani Smith on Waivers

With the NHL preseason concluding on Saturday, teams now have until Monday afternoon to become salary cap compliant ahead of the 2022-23 season, leading to a busy day on the waiver wire. Among those names, the Red Wings placed Jussi Olkinuora, Taro Hirose, Kyle Criscuolo, and most notably, Givani Smith. The 24-year-old winger spent all […]

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Breaking: Annual Red/ White Game Recap

The Detroit Red Wings played their annual Red/ White training camp game on Sunday afternoon. Typical of recent Red/ White games, the game was two half periods in duration. Team Red defeated Team White 4-2 in an entertaining game. First Half Dylan Larkin opened the scoring for Team White, making the game 1-0. Givani Smith […]

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Analysis: Predicting Detroit’s AHL Lineup

Predicting a minor league lineup in July is a bit premature, but with the NHL roster almost set, Detroit’s roster in Grand Rapids is taking shape. The Detroit Red Wings continue to stockpile prospects in Grand Rapids (AHL). Several are transitioning to professional hockey, while others are adapting to the smaller North American ice surface […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Analyzing Every Left Winger in the Organization

The Detroit Red Wings are relatively strong at left wing. The last few drafts have produced strong prospects who will be playing for roster spots over the next few years. Tyler Bertuzzi and Adam Erne will potentially enter free agency one year from now. The Red Wings need to keep stockpiling left-wingers as they continue […]

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Breaking: Red Wings Sign Taro Hirose to a Two-Year Contract Extension

On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings announced that they had signed left winger Taro Hirose to a two-year contract extension. While the contract details are still not available to the public, Hirose was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had not accrued the required amount of games played by age 25 […]

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